08 Nov

Button Action

Hot One Inch Action

A few friends and I attended the Hot One Inch Action button show yesterday evening. If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about it’s a show of buttons designed by fifty different artists and is on for one night only. The buttons are on display at the show and people can buy grab bags with five buttons each. The idea is to trade buttons with the other audience members until you get the ones you want. Everyone gets into it and the fun of the show is in the trading.

These are five of the buttons I came away with at the end of the evening, mostly thanks to Boris because he’s a more convincing trader. I went for most of the buttons with designs featuring birds and one of the two designs featuring a cat.

This is the button design I came up with for the show. It wasn’t accepted but it didn’t make it any less fun to attend and participate. Next year I will try again.

button_design copy

(Edit: The dash lines mark the button area and the bleed and aren’t part of the design.)

© Rachael Ashe